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PAGE 2 <br />JULY 24, 2012 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: ABATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS VEGETATION (WEEDS) <br />DISCUSSION (cont'd.): <br />the weeds in accordance with fire safety standards. Properties not cleared by the owners before a <br />specified date were subsequently cleared by a contractor hired by the County Agricultural <br />Commissioner's Office. Questions related to the work performed and the cost of said work <br />should be directed to: <br />Moe Kumre, Program Coordinator <br />Hazardous Vegetation Management <br />County of Santa Clara County <br />Department of Agriculture <br />and Resource Management <br />1553 Berger Drive - Building #1 <br />San Jose, CA 95112 <br />(408) 282 -3123 <br />Upon completion of the work, the Office of the County Agricultural Commissioner prepares a <br />report documenting the properties that were cleared and the costs for administering and <br />performing the work. The report is then filed with the Town for review and approval at a public <br />hearing. Once approved, the report is filed with the County Tax Collector for placement of the <br />charges on the ensuing property tax roll. <br />CONCLUSION: <br />The properties identified in the 2011 -2012 report have benefited from the Hazardous Vegetation <br />(Weed) Abatement Program by virtue of the County Agricultural Commissioner's Office <br />removing the hazardous vegetation on these properties. Therefore, the property owners should <br />be charged for the cost of removing hazardous vegetation under the program. Staff recommends <br />that the Town Council accept and approve the County Agricultural Commissioner's report. <br />Upon said approval, the report will be filed with the County Tax Collector for placement of <br />charges on the ensuing property tax roll. <br />ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: <br />This is not a project defined under CEQA, and no further action is required. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: <br />There is no fiscal impact to the Town. The County's costs to administer and carry out the <br />program are recovered via the charges levied against the properties served by the program. <br />